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veraPDF 1.16 is now available

PDF Association staff // May 20, 2020

PDF/A PDF/UA News

The latest release of the industry-supported PDF/A validator has been released.

An open source project developed by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF includes four components:

  • The implementation checker validating all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005
  • The policy checker, which facilitates the addition of custom checks to enforce institutional policy beyond PDF/A requirements
  • A reporter, which produces both human- and machine-readable reports
  • A metadata fixer, which adds PDF/A metadata to files that otherwise confirm with the specification

The current release is now available for download.

What’s new in version 1.16?

This release includes new features and fixes including:

  • Added support for Function objects
  • Added detection and validation of XMP encoding
  • Extended the veraPDF model to include PDF's structure tree
  • More robust PDF parsing to address critical low-level syntax errors
  • Optimized memory usage for more efficient batch processing with a large number of validation errors
  • GUI application enhancements

Future development

The veraPDF development team is now working towards PDF/UA validation, with added support for tagging structure of PDF. Find out more in the release notes.

As always, the PDF Association’s PDF Validation Technical Working Group (TWG) continues to supervise the resolution of ambiguities arising from veraPDF’s usage in the field. Any PDF Association member may join this community.

Feedback welcome

If you’d like to make a feature request or report a bug, add it to the veraPDF issue tracker on GitHub or contact the team at the Open Preservation Foundation with any comments.

Supporting veraPDF's development

veraPDF is a widely-used digital preservation tool, but currently, only OPF members support veraPDF financially via their membership fees. If you use veraPDF, please consider supporting its development by becoming an OPF member or making a donation towards development.


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